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Lynn, Mujeeb inspire Heat to six-wicket win over Scorchers
Big Bash League

Lynn, Mujeeb inspire Heat to six-wicket win over Scorchers

Brisbane Heat edged the Perth Scorchers at the Gabba in the 48th match of the Big Bash League.

A tough start for the Scorchers saw three top-order batsmen fall in quick succession, until Cameron Bancroft (32 off 24) took on the task at hand and struck three boundaries in four balls.

Backed by skipper Mitch Marsh, the duo posted a 42-run partnership to help steady the ship for the visitors.

Nick Hobson proved his worth smashing 43 off 35 deliveries, including three boundaries in what was his third game for Perth.

Defending 128, the Scorchers managed to restrict the Heat to their second lowest power play score of the season of 1-32.

Matt Kelly produced an impressive spell with the ball, returning 2-27 from his three overs.

Debutant Clint Hinchliffe made his mark by taking the big wicket of opening batman Max Bryant (26) and finished with figures of 1-21 off four overs.

But Chris Lynn had other plans as he struck 56 off 39 balls, including three fours and four sixes in his innings.

The Heat proved too strong in the end and wrapped up the match in the 17th over to cement their first win at home.